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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 06:19 PM
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im back with a 97 GC laredo

i sold my cj7 in sept. and was jeepless till now. I just bought a 97 grand cherokee that is soon to have a 6" lift and 32.5 / maybe 33" ,rubber, if it will clear alright.
they finally dropped enough in price to aquire one. I have the " New and improved version of the Quadratrac whatever that means. 318 and am not sure of the rest of the specs yet, but at least im back in a jeep\

hope you all had a good new years and i look forward to seeing some of you at Camp jeep this year


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 06:21 PM
 
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Re: im back with a 97 GC laredo

Im just curious where you are going to get a 6-inch lift?
The most I have seen is a 4.5 inch Rubi Lift.
I have seen the Rocky Mountain Off Road 8-inch long arm kit, but you have to drive to CO or Utah to get it..

What is this 6 inch kit?


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Yep, you got the new improved quadratrack that locks in low. What a concept.


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Re: im back with a 97 GC laredo

not sure yet myself
mt best friend a yj owner told me that there is a 6" lift available

ill find out the facts and post them

4.5 wou7ld be alright but 6 would be nicer


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Re: im back with a 97 GC laredo

I thought Skyjacker makes a 6" and 8" "Rock Ready" lift kit for the Grand's but maybe it is just for the XJ's. Welcome back Spidey!


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make sure you get some before and after pics for us! I've never seen a ZJ with that much lift/meat under it before! Very cool

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Re: im back with a 97 GC laredo

just found out from my buddy Tom

SkyJacker makes a 6" lift called rock ready

now i just need to do some planning for all the mods it will require, such as driveshafts and such,

anyone done one yet ?


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The Rock Ready kit is over $2,000. There's a guy on JU who has custom built a long-arm suspension - you could try that for better flex. Another popular lift is a 4.5" with 2" BB. I just recently put the UC springs and 2" BB on mine. Sweeeeeet.

But once you hit 3", it gets a lot more complicated. You're talking adjustable upper and lower control arms, adjustable front and rear trac bars, sway bar extensions, break lines, etc.

Then you'll still probably have death wobble to contend with.

You'll really like the 5.2L. There are an increasing number of performance upgrades.

Congrats on your new ZJ!

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Re: im back with a 97 GC laredo

Rusty's Off-Road Has a lift kit for the JGC. You just have to know a couple tricks to get up to 6"...

The front coils will fit on the rear and provide 3" more lift. That means that a 3" lift front coil is good for 6" in the rear. Rustys makes 6" lift coils for the front end (touted as an XJ lift I believe, which means you may have to run a spacer to deal with the extra weight of your truck and the V-8.)

To deal with the control arms with so much lift- check out this guy- he makes long-arm kits for the mid-sized Jeeps:

Clayton's Hard Parts LLC
928 Pearl Lake Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06706
203-591-9583 main
203-641-4998 cell
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Click here for an installation aricle

Here is his rig- it runs 35" Swampers


Or you can do as this guy did and custom build your own



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Re: im back with a 97 GC laredo

Since you just got your Grand you might want to check out this site the North American Grand Cherokee Ass.
http://www.nagca.com/

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